The UTS Framework
At UTS we are committed to ensuring you get the most from your study experience – so that you become an active member of the research community here at UTS, and within your discipline area. Our approach to doctoral education ensures that you will work closely with your supervisors to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, practices and attributes to achieve this.
The UTS Framework supports the development of advanced disciplinary knowledge and research skills and practices. It includes a range of study modules in the following areas:
- Modules in introductory and advanced disciplinary knowledge
- Research methodologies and methods, including modules on designing questionnaires and interdisciplinary research
- Research practice, which covers areas such as ethics, intellectual property and commercialisation, conference presentations, grant writing and journal writing skills etc.
In consultation with supervisors, you will design a study plan – known as the Doctoral Study Plan (DSP). This plan provides structure and support for your research. It is tailored to help you meet your research and professional goals by taking account of the knowledge and skills that you bring to the study and that you need at the different stages of your candidature. The DSP therefore helps you to review and track progress throughout your research study. This approach ensures there are clear roles and responsibilities
for individuals, faculties and the university.
The Framework is being rolled out in 2011 for doctoral students enrolling in two faculties: the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. Other faculties will be adopting elements of the Framework on an ongoing basis through 2011 and beyond.
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